Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tie and Dye

Tie and dye is a process of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dye. It is a simple process of creating colorful patterns on fabric using the resist method. Today tie and dye is not just limited to clothing, its being used by Interior designers, world over, to create stunning effects. Tie-dying can produce subtle rippling patterns. It's the perfect wabi-sabi art, because it can never be controlled 100 percent. Every piece of tie-dye is unique. 
If you’re looking for a way to charge things up a bit in an out-the-box kind of a way, then tie and dye is something you must try. Incorporating tie dye into your home’s decor may be a bit of a challenge, but it sure will be a lot of fun. Tie and dye can brighten and stylize a room in a super chic way. Here are a few ways you can use tie and dye effect in your homes –
·       Curtains – tie and dye curtains look stunning and can easily create a focal point in the room. Use bold colours for children’s rooms, kitchens, utility rooms and tone down the shades for more formal settings. You can even limit yourself to just two colours to create a sophisticated look.
·       Carpets or Rugs -  If you have a subtle room with a clean look, using a patterned rug can really add a pop of design and style. Under the coffee table, in the hallway or foyer and even in the bathroom. Using a monochromatic pallet, then adding a pop of pattern on the floor can really do the trick if you’re looking for a more unique look without changing too much.
·       Wall Art – A beautiful piece of tie and dye can be framed and used as wall art to create a stunning focal point. Adding a tie dye art piece to the walls will lend the room a pleasant contrast that is soothing, meditative and inspiring.
·       Throw pillows and cushions – If you are scared to try the bold look of tie and dye, go for something small instead. Throw pillows and cushions are a great way of incorporating the tie and dye effect in your room without going overboard.
·       Runners – In the dining room, a simple tie and dye runner with matching napkins look great.
·       Lamp shades - Lampshades are often forgotten. They’re dull and dreary and can cast a shadow on the interior of your home. Brighten up your rooms with a tie and dye lampshade.
When it comes to decorating your home or commercial space with tie and dye, you want to be sure that you keep in mind a few key rules about decorating. First, you want to aim for a strong sense of balance. Tie and dye can create a very vivid visual effect. Think of the swirling designs and the primary colors and find the right placing to give it the best showcasing with the ideal harmony and light. You can even combine different versions of the tie dye art to create a sort of mix and match effect that invokes a sense of beauty. Go for electric bright colours or soft pastels, either way tie dye prints are a fabulous way to inject colour into your home. You can be subtle or as daring as you like!
Tie and Dye walls – For the daring ones amongst you, a full wall can be wallpapered or painted in a tie and dye pattern. A tie and dye wall is ideal for a quirky room or a child’s room. You don’t necessarily have to use multiple colours, just a simple blue and white can look amazingly beautiful.
Interior and landscape designer

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